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Recognising The Work Of Victorian Lifesavers

Volunteers, nippers, clubs and trainers have been recognised at Life Saving Victoria’s annual Awards of Excellence dinner. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino presented the awards on Saturday night, and congratulated Life Saving Victoria’s 31,000 volunteers on their commitment and dedication to keeping Victorians safe..

More Firefighting Aircraft To Keep Victorians Safe

Two of the world’s biggest firefighting aircraft will be back in Victoria this summer to support our fire fighters and keep communities safe from bushfires. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $11.1 million..

Building Safer And More Resilient Communities

The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has developed a three-year plan to build disaster resilience in Victorian communities. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today launched the VICSES Community Resilience Strategy at the Warrnambool SES headquarters. It’s the first strategy of its kind for any..

Building The Education State In South-West Victoria

Students in Portland and Casterton are a step closer to having the facilities they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of more than $10 million in four local schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Portland Primary School, Portland Secondary College, Casterton..

Preparing Victorian Students For The Asian Century

Victorian students will be taught to be ‘Asia capable’ thanks to a new training program for school principals. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the first Leading Asia Capable Schools course. The program involves training sessions to help principals make links with Australian and..

Construction Starts On Tarneit P-9 College Upgrade

Students in Wyndham are a step closer to the facilities they deserve, with work starting on a new year 7-9 centre at Tarneit P-9 College. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today turned the first sod to mark the start..

$27.6 Million Boost For Victorian Independent Schools

Students in Ballarat are a step closer to having a new primary school at Lucas, thanks to a $1.5 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the future school site to announce $27.6 million in funding for 18..

Building The Education State In Bacchus Marsh

Students in Bacchus Marsh are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in local schools. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Melton Don Nardella today visited Bacchus Marsh College to meet staff and students,..

Building The Education State In Ballarat

Students in Ballarat are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in local schools. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today visited Mount Clear College in Ballarat to meet staff and..

More Opportunities For Regional Victorian Students

Thirty students from across regional Victoria will get the opportunity to study nanoscience, stem cells and astrophysics at the state’s leading specialist school in science, maths and associated technologies. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the John Monash Science School’s 2016 regional science exchange..

MORE SCHOOL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Teachers and students are being encouraged to think about how they can improve school facilities for students with disabilities or special needs, with round two of funding now open under the Inclusive Schools Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino opened applications today while visiting Belgrave..

WORK BEGINS ON MONTROSE TOWN CENTRE

Work has begun to revitalise community and cultural facilities at the Montrose Town Centre thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino officially marked the beginning of the works at the centre in Montrose today. The project will deliver additional rooms to..

More School Support For Students With Special Needs

Teachers and students are being encouraged to think about how they can improve school facilities for students with disabilities or special needs, with round two of funding now open under the Inclusive Schools Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino opened applications today while visiting Belgrave..

School Breakfast Clubs Support Families In Need

Children from families in need will get a brighter and healthier start to the day, with 255 more schools starting School Breakfast Clubs across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today visited students at Frankston Primary School to..

Building The Education State In Yarram

Students in Yarram are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in local schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Yarram Primary School to meet staff and students, and discuss plans to upgrade the schools…

Building The Education State In Gippsland And The Valley

Students in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $21 million investment in new schools and campus upgrades in the region. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern..

Supporting Koorie Students To Reach Their Full Potential

Koorie Victorians will benefit from the Education State reforms across early childhood, school, vocational education and training, under a new 10-year plan for Aboriginal education in Victoria. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan at the Aborigines Advancement League in Thornbury,..

Bringing Victorian And Chinese Schools Closer Together

Victorian schools will have a helping hand to forge stronger links with Chinese schools with a new dedicated education representative in Shanghai. Victorian schools have a long history of working with their Chinese counterparts and the appointment of the first dedicated schools officer in the..